Stanley 12-136 No. 4 Smoothing Bench Plane
The #4 is probably the first hand plane you should have, versatile.
It's no Lee Valley or Lie Nielsen, but it's half the price.
$123 at Home Depot for comparison and lowest price in years on Amazon.
Home Depot matched Amazon's price and has a $10 off of $50 offer bringing price to $94.99.